Posted by Jeremie
A big bug crawled deep down my ear …
Yes, you read well, I just had a f*** bug crawling deep down my ear.
Here is how it happened…
Yesterday night, around 2 am, I grabbed my headphones ( the nice Bose with the noise reduction switch which are super great by the way ) put them on my head and felt something on the opening of my ear. I took them off thinking it was one of my hair and put them back on again. The 2nd time I felt it a little more so I removed them and reached to my ear to feel if something was there. Unfortunately a bug was on it ready to run in. I jumped up shaking my head to get it away from but it was to late, it ran inside my ear right away.
Wow … that’s when I started to freak out … jumping around to get it away !! But it was already deep down inside and there was nothing I could do. I decided to check online to see if I could actually do something about it because when this happens to you you really don’t know where it can go and how much damage it will do.
So we looked online and saw that shinning a light on the opening of the ear could have them come out on there own… but unfortunately it didn’t work out.
The bug was moving inside my “head” and this feeling was super uncomfortable and quiet painful !!! I was becoming crazy not to know what to do.
We tried to look inside with her light but couldn’t even see it …. bad news , it means it really went deep.
After all the unsuccessful attempt to have it removed we read that going to the ER was our last bet.
But when you are on a small Caribbean island far from any real hospital and that the local health center has been renamed by the people the “hell” center because you never sure to come out of it alive, we weren’t so kine to rush to it.
But extremes situations, extremes measures …. and we walked down the small town of Clifton and went to the clinic where the nurse, half asleep, opened the door and listened to my crazy story.
She sat me down and reached for the Otoscope ( the tool doctors use to look deep down your ear) but couldn’t even see the big guy in there …. that’s when I started to freak out a little more.. if she can’t see it that’s why it hurts so much and it’s so far inside.
She injected me some saline solution to try to have it come off, but unfortunately it started to move around in there hurting me a lot and giving the sensation that something was eating down my head ….
She gave a call to the doctor and came back with some alcohol which she purred in laughing nervously seeing me panicking and in pain ( it is true that the situation was quiet funny, but between the laugh I was suffering for real hehe)
I tried to lay still while the alcohol was making it’s way down my ear canal, when the little f**er started to move even more scratching around and finally made it’s way out certainly half drunk !
That’s when the laughing nurse screamed when they saw this nice little bug coming of my ear …. exactly like you would have seen it in any horror or alien movies.
What a relief.
We then walked home where I felt asleep a little more relaxed but still concerned if the little friend might have left any eggs or anything that could make this story more interesting within the next few days .
I will for sure keep you updated if anything crazy and funny happens.
Today my ear feels a little soar and plugged, but certainly from the scratching and moving of it inside the canal.
I added a picture of the intruder to this post .
Cheers and keep your ears safe 😉